Lincoln Science and Innovation Park

Lincoln Science and Innovation Park

Think Tank
Ruston Way


An Innovative Heritage

Lincoln’s southwest industrial quarter has been at the heart of the city’s prosperity for more than 150 years. Not only was it at the forefront of industrial plant development -it can claim to be the home of the original tank before WW1- by the middle of the Twentieth Century, it boasted Europe’s largest foundry.

Lincoln Science and Innovation Park (LSIP) has been tasked by its founders, the University of Lincoln and the Lincolnshire Co-op, with reinvigorating this site as an engine of industry driven by science, technology and innovation.

LSIP combines existing infrastructure like the Think Tank innovation centre with new developments to house academic scientific research as well as commercial analysis laboratories and high-quality space for innovation intensive firms.

LSIPs Phase 1 development combines the repurposed red-brick industrial architecture that is the legacy of the site’s past with newly sculpted parkland and cutting-edge modern design.

Think Tank

The Think Tank is a strikingly designed innovation centre providing managed offices and workspaces for small and medium firms. With 30 hi-tech, energy efficient offices and workspaces ranging from 430–1250 sqft, Think Tank is able to offer ideal space for early stage and growth firms on a very flexible basis. It also features a range of conference rooms, informal break out areas and meeting pods.

Joseph Banks Laboratory

LSIP boasts of strong links to the University of Lincoln, whose main campus is located adjacent to the Park. Not only is the Park providing a home to the University’s College of Science in the 75,000 sqft Joseph Banks Laboratories, it also provides an integrated link into the University’s analytical service, the Siemens Engineering School, the Sparkhouse Incubator and a wealth of technologies available to the private sector.

Boole Technology Centre

LSIP is developing a new kind of grow-on space; the Boole Technology Centre provides highly flexible multi-occupancy premises for growing technology businesses. It offers the same level of customer service and common working areas as a traditional innovation centre but with the  to carve off independent demises with private entrances and high levels of privacy. The 30,000 sq ft of building will allow laboratories and offices to be accommodated in units ranging from 400 sqft to 15,000 sqft. Construction commenced in February 2016 and the building will be open in March 2017.

Sparkhouse: Incubation

Sparkhouse, the University of Lincoln’s business incubation centre, is home to creative, innovative and technology-based start-ups. Over the last twelve years more than 300 new businesses have benefitted from the centre’s expertise. Sparkhouse has grown its reputation and is recognised as a catalyst for business start-up and knowledge transfer activity within the region.

LSIP tenants and clients have access to a wealth of support from the University Enterprise Hub including grant funding, investor access, KTPs and networking

Conferences and Meetings

LSIP’s large, light and airy conference rooms can accommodate up to 60 people in a theatre style or smaller numbers in various room layouts. Included in the room rate is access to a substantial ‘break-out’ area along with an open roof terrace. Rooms are equipped with state- of-the-art equipment and catering is available on request.

Community and Support

LSIP is committed to creating the most dynamic destination or businesses in Lincoln. Think Tank already hosts networks of entrepreneurs and investors and the partners involved in LSIP give unparalleled access to some of the key local supply chains, including pharmacy, food manufacturing, electronics, novel materials and engineering.

LSIP tenants and clients have access to a wealth of support from the University Enterprise Hub including grant funding, investor access, KTPs and networking.

How to Find Us

LSIP is located close to Lincoln’s historic city centre, just 15 minutes’ walk from the Central Railway Station and close to the A46 and A1.


Think Tank

The Think Tank is ideal for start-ups, early stage and niche innovation firms looking for a prestigious head office or branch office in Lincolnshire. It can accommodate both office space and a range of technical disciplines in its workshops. Fully serviced facilities from 400 sq ft to 1,250 sq ft are available.

Joseph Banks Laboratories

JBL is occupied by the University of Lincoln but its world class laboratories are able to handle a range of commercial activities. These may range from use of its analysis equipment and services through to a Laboratory Hotel service or even a long term partnership with labs fitted out to your specifications.

Click here to register your interest in Joseph Banks Laboratoires

Boole Tech Centre

Up to 30 Units Available  – The highly flexible and striking BTC can provide offices, laboratories and technical workshops from 800 sq ft to 15,000 sq ft. The space can be rapidly reconfigured to grow with your business and can be offered on a fully serviced basis or set-up to accommodate your own entrance and reception.

Click here to register your interest in the Boole Tech Centre

New Developments: Phase two

1/2 Acre+ – Phase Two of LSIP is able to offer plots and new-builds to your specification for innovation led firms seeking single occupancy accommodation. Plots are available from 0.5 acres upward and the full Masterplan is available on request.

Click here to register your interest in our New Developments:Phase Two


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